In May 2009, Spenard allegedly perjured himself while testifying in B.C. Supreme Court in the capacity as an expert witness in bloodstain pattern analysis during the murder trial Regina v. Lincoln. The perjury became evident during the course of the trial through disclosure requests sought by defence counsel. While under cross-examination, Spenard admitted to not telling the whole truth in his earlier testimony.
In September 2009, a formal complaint was also made by Regional Crown Counsel to the Vancouver Police Department to investigate any Criminal Code offences arising from Spenard’s conduct.